Educational Institutions

Global Genie

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.GreenTravel.org

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Mission Statement

Global Genie seeks to offer green resources to travelers following the vision in support of the following mission:
To foster the global movement towards a just society that embraces global public goods, sustainable development, ecological restoration, and universal human rights by providing educational green travel services.

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Service Areas

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International

Green Daily, Domestic, International, Interplanetary & Virtual Travel!

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2003

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Lorrie Loveman

Keywords

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global public goods, real estate, green, ecotourism, international, travel, sustainable tourism, green travel, volunteerism, international volunteerism, educational travel, crosscultural, educational, global, global genie, volunteerism, green travel, green, responsible tourism, socially conscious, socially responsible, exchange, intercultural, sustainable

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EIN

80-0098310

 Number

3587971367

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (V05)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Global Genie has been designing and implementing various programs that aim to meet the following objectives:

To promote green travel both domestically and internationally.
To provide opportunities and support for people to undertake educational travel.
To offer and link people with green travel resources and ideas that minimize their ecological impact and manage their social impacts while traveling.
To offer a library of information on socially conscious travel considerations and educational travel options.

Global Genie addresses global social problems posed both by an outdated national-centric education and a tourist industry that encourages the "I am a camera" phenomenon, in which "the viewing brings with it the panoptic-like quality of seeing without being seen, a traveler of invisibility.  This notion is also reminiscent of Janet Wolff's description of the flaneur, who is able to "pass in anonymity"" (Casella 1999:196). 

   To prevent such divisional travel experiences, Global Genie promotes "global imagination," "conscientization", and "world-building."

 "Conscientization" refers to a profound insight into the source(s) of oppression worldwide, combined with a willingness to act collectively in bringing about solutions to those oppressions (Estes: 1992: 28).

 "World-building" is the process of integrating and transforming the aspirations of collectivities at all levels of social organization toward those that advance the development of people everywhere  (Estes: 1992).

 "Global imagination" is a romantic although realistic vision of a world in which people everywhere are connected with each other.  "Global imagination" implies a cosmopolitanism in which irrational views of religious and ethnic difference did not prevail in interstate and intercultural relations (Rizvi: 2000).  Global Genie assists travelers in developing these concepts, and incorporate them into their educational travel pursuits, as well as into their everyday travels.

Programs

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Program 1

Global Genie's programs include: www.GreenTravel.org, the Green Layer, a Socially Conscious Travel Workshop Series, Conference Sponsorships, and Green Travel Libraries.

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Service Areas

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International

Green Daily, Domestic, International, Interplanetary & Virtual Travel!

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Operations

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Global Genie

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Principal Officer

Lorrie Loveman

BIO

Since 2003 Lorrie Loveman has been imparting leadership skills and overall managerial functions for Global Genie. She is affiliated with several social change organizations, including the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Net Impact, the Social Venture Network, the Mars Society, the Ocean Futures Society, and the Lion's Club. Lorrie has a BA with Honors in Language Studies and an MA in Teaching and Practicing Sociology with concentrations in Community Action and Program Evaluation. She also holds certificates in Nonprofit Management, Fund Development, Ecotourism Planning & Managememt, and NGO Leadership, Development & Social Change.

Governance

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